Free Press Journal
  • US ‘no’ to China corridor in PoK

    Washington: The Trump administration on Wednesday threw its weight behind India’s opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying it passes through a disputed territory and no country should put itself into a position of dictating the Belt and Road initiative.

  • China opens Tibet highway close to Arunachal border

    Beijing: China on Sunday opened a 409-km expressway costing about USD 5.8 billion linking Tibet’s provincial capital Lhasa with Nyingchi, which is close to Arunachal Pradesh border. The 409-km toll-free expressway has linked the two major cities which are also tourist attractions in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Weaning Myanmar out of China’s grip

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first official visit to Myanmar close on the heels of his participation in the BRICS summit in China is aimed at discussing trade issues but also to counter-balance growing Chinese influence over Myanmar as borne out by the Chinese help in developing the Kyaukhphu port and gas pipeline running through Myanmar to Kunming. Additionally, on the agenda is the Rohingya issue wherein refugees from this Muslim minority in Myanmar are

  • In this file photograph shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in New Delhi.

    China set to play double-faced game

    Pakistan is increasingly being seen to be what it is—a country that harbours and nurtures terror. It had a devil-may-care attitude when the Americans were looking the other way while they paid lip service to dealing with terror directed against India and Afghanistan, and China consciously abetted in their terror policies to spite India.

  • India ships BrahMos missiles to Vietnam, ‘teaches’ China a lesson

    Mumbai: The Government of India has, according to Livefist Defence (https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/08/history-made-india-gives-vietnam-the-brahmos.html), decided to supply the famed Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles to Vietnam. The Government of India, however, refused to confirm or deny this development.

  • Time for new strategy on Doklam

    Now that we have proven to the world that we have the spunk to stand up to any bully in the region – even though China may not be feeling exactly spooked by our preemptive military action – maybe we need to relook at the Doklam standoff. To begin with, does our political and military leadership have an exit strategy that would enable us to disengage with the Chinese without a loss of face?

  • No talks unless India pulls back troops from Doklam: China

    Beijing: On the eve of NSA Ajit Doval’s China visit to attend the BRICS security summit, Beijing on Wednesday made clear that India’s pullback from Doklam on the border remained the “precondition” for any dialogue on the issue.

  • China sends troops and military hardware to Tibet amid Sikkim row

    Beijing: China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military hardware into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border. The hardware was moved simultaneously by road and rail from across the entire region in late June, a report in the PLA Daily run by the Chinese Army said.  The report comes as the Chinese Army held a live-fire drill last week in

  • Amid border standoff, China conducts live-fire drill in Tibet

    Beijing: China’s military on Monday said it has conducted live-fire exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region to test its strike capability on plateaus, amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.

  • Beijing should ‘keep calm’ about India’s rise: Chinese media

    Beijing: India is receiving a “massive influx” of foreign investments which will greatly enhance its ability to develop the manufacturing sector and China should “keep calm” and start working on a more effective growth strategy for the new era, a state-run newspaper said on Sunday.

  • No more nibbling away by Chinese

    The face-off between India and China is not limited to the two armies at Doko La in the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction. After a long period of hibernation, India is waking up to the challenge of China on all fronts – military, strategic, diplomatic and economic – and trying to make up for the time-lag in quick time.

  • Be allies, not adversaries

    Few in India heard the name of Doka La or Doklam, a tiny sleepy village in the Sikkim sector near the India-Bhutan-China trijunction, until a few weeks ago. The same may be true about the people in China. China is engaged in a military standoff with India at Doka La over the latter’s objection to a Chinese road building initiative there. The Chinese army in the area is waiting for the command to attack

  • Why PM silent on China: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the government on the stand-off with China on the border and asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was silent on the issue.

  • India China stand-off: Here is what happened

    China today accused India of “misleading the public” by saying that Chinese troops are building a road close to the Chicken’s Neck in the Sikkim sector which could endanger India’s access to the north- eastern states.

  • India will suffer greater losses than 1962 if incited: Chinese media

    Beijing: Amidst the tension between India and China over the Sikkim border issue, a state-run Chinese media has warned that New Delhi would suffer “greater losses” than in 1962 if any attempt is made to incite military conflict. This came in response to Indian Defence Minister Arun Jatiley’s remarks that India of 2017 was different from what it was in 1962.

  • Doklam in the eye of the storm

    With China pursuing its expansionist designs in the Sikkim sector, Beijing is trying to pressurise India about safeguarding its sovereignty in border conflicts even at the cost of war. “War is possible if the stand-off between India and China is not handled properly,” the state-run Global Times quoted think tank and other experts as saying on Monday.

  • Talks on Sikkim sector row only after India withdraws troops: China

    Beijing: China today said the diplomatic channels with India are “unimpeded” for “meaningful talks” over the military stand-off in the Sikkim sector butmaintained that Indian troops must first withdraw from the Doklam area over which Beijing has “indisputable sovereignty”.

  • China to oppose India again on both NSG and Jaish terror chief

    New Delhi: After making it clear that it will continue to prevent India’s entry into an international bloc that controls nuclear trade, China has indicated it will also fight Delhi on having the chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed blacklisted by the United Nations.